Grand agreements totalling 1.3 million U.S. dollars (560.000) sterling) were signed in Monrovia, Liberia on?
Grand agreements totalling 1.3 million U.S. dollars (560.000) sterling) were signed in Monrovia, Liberia on Thursday (3 january) between the United Kingdom, the United States and the West African Rice Development Association (WARDA).
The United Kingdom grant of 300,000 U.S. dollars (125,000 sterling) and the United States grant of 737,000 U.S. dollars (125,000 sterling) are both designed to assist WARDA develop its research activities in rice production.
Signing the agreement on behalf of his Government, the Director of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Stanley Siegal, referred to the current world-wide drive for agricultural productivity and commanded WARDA for the role it has played in this endeavour.
WARDA was established in September 1970, with headquarters in Monrovia, by seven West african States. Since then the number of members has grown to thirteen - Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Mali, Mauritania, Togo, Dahomey, Sierra leone, Niger, Senegal and Gambia.